This is Kelsey speaking. I want to address some comments about my personal religious beliefs, or lack thereof. I haven’t talked much about this publicly, since it’s my position that we should evaluate abortion arguments on their own merits, rather than on the personal characteristics of whoever’s making the argument. But since this has become a bit of a distraction, I want to clarify where I stand.
I grew up in a Methodist church. It’s not a gay-bashing, hellfire-and-brimstone kind of place, and it does a lot of good in the community. I have nothing against that church, and when I visit my parents, I don’t mind attending services there. But I know that I no longer have a “relationship with God,” so it would be inappropriate for me to call myself a Christian.
All theists go through ups and downs in their faith. About a year ago, I went from a major high to a major low. And at that time, I realized that in each circumstance, my personal moral code was exactly the same. My faith or non-faith wasn’t making any difference in how I actually lived.
So I just stopped caring.
I don’t know how you’d label that. Agnostic? Apathetic? As a day-to-day matter, I live like an atheist humanist; I don’t pray or worship, but I do try to make the world a better place.